Born in Tel Aviv he studied at the Institute of Arts in Tel Aviv, St Martin’s School of Art and The Slade. He was a painter, printmaker and sculptor.
His work is often surprising and unconventional. At the 1978 Venice Bienale he exhibited a live flock of dyed blue sheep, referring to his experiences of working on a kibbutz. He liked to dress in shepherd fashion and uses sheep and goats as his subjects.
His 1997 installation of iron open-mouthed faces across the Gallery floor in Tel Aviv was expanded to 20,000 faces in 2002 when permanently moved to the Daniel Libeskind Jewish Museum in Berlin entitled Shalechat, which means fallen leaves. The viewer has to walk over them.
His first solo exhibiton was in 1965 at the Grosvenor Gallery, London. Many works are evocative of the Israeli landscape of desert and rocks.
He died age 82.
Stone Carving (1)
Stone Carving (2)
Acquired from part of a very large sculpture temporarily exhibited in the Water Gardens as part of the Harlow Arts Summer Festival in 1965. The stone carvings were put into storage and two sited in the Hollyfield development.
Some of the surfaces are left natural and part seem man made as if they have been subject to erosion.
An article about them featured in the Friends’ very first newsletter August 2006.